Shizuoka JALT:

Autonomy Mastery and Purpose

Date: Sunday, November 27th, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Tim Murphey

Daniel Pink in his book DRIVE (2009) writes about how education and business have not kept up with research finding on motivation. Yes, we still sometimes are motivated by the old carrot and stick (positive reinforcement and threat of punishment) but more and more we are seeing people acting altruistically and irrationally refusing the carrots and not caring about the sticks. I will talk about ways to tap into these new ways of conceiving motivation and give examples in education.

Bio: Tim Murphey (PhD Universit de Neuchtel, Switzerland, in Applied Linguistics) TESOL's Professional Development in Language Education series editor, co-author with Zoltan Drnyei of Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom, author of Music and Song, Teaching One to One, Language Hungry! and a novel about Japan's entrance exam system, The Tale that Wags. He presently researches Vygotskian socio cultural theory (SCT) applications with particular emphasis on student voice, agency, identity, and community construction. For more information about him, please visit his homepage.

Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Shizuoka JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Kyoiku Kaikan, on Miyuki Dori, the main street north from Shizuoka Station map

Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan


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